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On The Move Again

1. December 2010

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We’re packing up again this week. It won’t take long – we’ve been living in a furnished apartment since we got back so we only have a few boxes of personal belongings to box up. We’re not moving far either. Just a few short blocks…into another furnished apartment. We’ve been without a home of our [...]

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5 Months

10. October 2010

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5 Months

  Sometimes I can’t believe it happened. I lie in bed at night, or sit at my desk, or wander through the grocery store and try to remember what it was like when I wasn’t here. When I was there, in another country, another culture, another time. It takes more effort than I think it [...]

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Settled…But Not

30. June 2010

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I had always said that, although a year seemed like a long time to be away, a year would pass anyway whether we did it or not. Now people see me and exclaim how quickly it seems to have gone by. Quickly indeed. We’ve been back home for more than a month now and we [...]

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The Long, Long Weekend

12. June 2010

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I returned to work this week. Admittedly, it’s been a slacker week – my supervisor and co-workers are fabulous and are easing me back into the reality they have been living while I’ve been gallivanting around the world. It felt, however, like I was just away for a long, long weekend. I went to a [...]

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Return To So Called Normal

29. May 2010

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One of the things that I like reading on a travel blog are the updates people write once they get home. I think that coming home is as much a part of the journey as the planning and the traveling was and I like hearing how people adjust back into their ‘normal’ lives. It seems [...]

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Re-Entry

22. May 2010

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We’ve been back in Canada for two weeks now and, in many ways, our year away already seems like a distant dream. It’s amazing how quickly comfort and familiarity ingrain themselves again. We are enjoying being surrounded by culture we know and understand, are loving catching up with family and friends, and are happily getting [...]

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